Worse still, while attacking the Labour Party for fiscal recklessness and unfunded spending pledges, this new NHS commitment made by Osborne is completely unfunded. Over the last 48 hours Tory MPs have gone on the airwaves stonewalling questions about how they are going to fund big election handouts. After everything they have told us about how Labour can’t be trusted with the economy, how dare they?
When the main two parties treat voters so appallingly, flagrantly lying to their faces, telling one half of the country one thing and the rest another, it is no wonder no party is close to winning a majority. We live in an age where parties devoid of principle tell people what they think they want to hear and hope they will get away with it. The problem for them is they won’t get away with it. The mess that follows whoever ends up in Number 10 after May 7th is no less than these sorry parties deserve.
So with three weeks till voting day we see that labour and conservative poll positions are not changing. They’re both in the low 30s percents. Recently all the parties seem to have found veritable, verdant, forests of money trees ready for plucking.
Labour (lefty spendaholics) are promising a spendathon ‘for investment purposes’ whilst balancing the (rest of the) budget by 2020. (See 4:19 for the scale of the spending lies. This interviewer is the hardest in the UK (Andrew Neil). He cannot get any party to talk sense.)
And as Chuka ‘chuck us ya money’ Umunna says, their competition (the Conservatives) are little better. Both parties have declared that balancing the budget is no longer a problem. The lefty howling over ‘austerity’ has worked…thing is there has been no ‘austerity’. The titanic deficit has been halved (but only because the economy has grown – QE has inflated an economic bubble).
To go back to the Breitbart quote; We live in an age where parties devoid of principle tell people what they think they want to hear and hope they will get away with it. The problem for them is they won’t get away with it.
The voters know it. All the parties are making wild spending pledges in the sure and certain knowledge that the election will result in a coalition. They will then blame the fact that their spending pledges aren’t fulfilled on their coalition partners. Cameron will walk away from the pledge of a (non-binding) referendum over membership of the EU. One that he has no desire to fulfill anyway, by blaming it on the europhile-as-a-mofo LibDems (the third main party currently experiencing the onset on rigor mortise).
People don’t believe any of the parties offer the prospect of competent management.
Still, could be worse…
What difference could that make?